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December 21, 2005

Mortality Following Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Radical Prostectomy—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2005;294(23):2969-2970. doi:10.1001/jama.294.23.2969-b

In Reply: Dr Trainer raises questions related to the differences between biopsy-derived and prostatectomy-derived Gleason scores in our study. The pathological specimens, from both biopsy and radical prostatectomy, were read by the same team of pathologists during the entire study period, not by a single pathologist. However, we agree that differences between biopsy and radical prostatectomy grading are well documented.1,2

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